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by GLS
May 22nd, 2018, 4:49 pm
Forum: Handloading, Ammo & Patterns
Topic: How long can you keep unfired handloads?
Replies: 11
Views: 293

Re: How long can you keep unfired handloads?

I have half an ammo can left of reloads that I loaded over 35+ years ago which I used for ducks when lead was legal. Blue Dot, AA's, and 1 3/8 oz. #4. Kept in the house so temps didn't rise or fall much. Still went "bang" when I zeroed my SBE four or five years ago. I wouldn't worry about our TSS lo...
by GLS
May 20th, 2018, 11:08 am
Forum: Hunt Strategies
Topic: 4 in a line!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1624

Re: 4 in a line!!

I have found that 4 guns is the minimum number for a dove shoot on a field we once shot. For my turkey hunting, it's 3 too many. Gil
by GLS
May 20th, 2018, 10:14 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: 28 gauge 1st pattern. " Edited"
Replies: 11
Views: 347

Re: 28 gauge 1st pattern. " Edited"

Did you count 10 to 20 ring? Gil
by GLS
May 18th, 2018, 4:12 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: .410 shooters.
Replies: 13
Views: 423

Re: .410 shooters.

I shot factory full for a few years and it averaged 100 in the 10 at 40. Sumtoy choked it and it improved patterns over 50%. Gil
by GLS
May 17th, 2018, 5:23 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Never walk to a dead gobbler without your gun
Replies: 19
Views: 596

Re: Never walk to a dead gobbler without your gun

Kemo Sabe, been there, too. Except I shot out of shells trying to finish one off with my old 835. Never shoot getting up or try to shoot running. Sit or stand and deliver, but not in between. Well, anyway, the bird was doing a slow trot as I hauled ass after him. It was soft ground and I was swingin...
by GLS
May 17th, 2018, 4:55 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: .410 Payloads
Replies: 15
Views: 490

Re: .410 Payloads

pressure won't be the issue with downsizing the payload. Maybe one of us can chronograph it. I don't have one, but a friend may.
by GLS
May 17th, 2018, 3:02 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: .410 Payloads
Replies: 15
Views: 490

Re: .410 Payloads

Any idea of the velocity?
by GLS
May 17th, 2018, 2:47 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Convenient hearing protection while hunting
Replies: 12
Views: 332

Re: Convenient hearing protection while hunting

It's not encouraging to read studies about loud noises and ears even with sound suppression muffs, etc. The sound can still be transmitted through the skull bones, even with ear plugs and muffs doubling up. I knew a crime lab technician that did ballistics testing. He'd wear the best muffs available...
by GLS
May 17th, 2018, 9:24 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: .410 Payloads
Replies: 15
Views: 490

Re: .410 Payloads

Someone reported success using 13/16 oz. in the 370NM load because of increased velocity and reduced pressures. In order to shoot the 13/16 oz load at reduced pressure within SAAMI guidelines, a lower charge of powder was recommended by Hal. This decreased velocity below the speed of sound. The patt...
by GLS
May 17th, 2018, 6:23 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: Lightweight gun weights
Replies: 21
Views: 1239

Re: Lightweight gun weights

gaswamp wrote:
May 17th, 2018, 5:43 am
Gil, you need to let me take those Savage 220 16 and 20 off your hands.
Joe, at the appropriate time, contact the Executrix of my estate. ;) Gil
by GLS
May 17th, 2018, 5:02 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: .410 Payloads
Replies: 15
Views: 490

Re: .410 Payloads

Hal's (Hawglips) loads of 13/16 oz. or 370NM. The 13/16 oz. translates to 355 grains of shot while the other, 370 grains. One .410 shooter I know prefers the lighter load to the heavier as it shoots a little wider killing pattern at 40 than the heavier in his gun. If you buy the shot from him, he wi...
by GLS
May 16th, 2018, 6:43 pm
Forum: Gobbler Nation Classifieds
Topic: Yingling copper, SS Box, Strikers
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Yingling copper, SS Box, Strikers

check your private messages
by GLS
May 16th, 2018, 5:08 pm
Forum: Handloading, Ammo & Patterns
Topic: .410 brass and powder migration
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: .410 brass and powder migration

I shoot brass in my Yildiz single-shot. Unfired brass measures .460 OD and fired brass, .467. ID, fired: .418", unfired: .414. Gas seal OD, .395. With primers out and a wad seated (no powder) I blew into the open end and heard considerable air escape around the gas seal. I cut a square piece of plum...
by GLS
May 16th, 2018, 1:50 pm
Forum: Handloading, Ammo & Patterns
Topic: .410 brass and powder migration
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: .410 brass and powder migration

Thanks for the punch info. I see several choices on Amazon that won't break the bank. Gil
by GLS
May 16th, 2018, 10:27 am
Forum: Handloading, Ammo & Patterns
Topic: .410 brass and powder migration
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: .410 brass and powder migration

The only reason I would run brass through a resizing die would be if more than one gun is used with the ammo. As powder migration seems to occur in plastic (according to some reports), perhaps the wads are the culprit being slightly undersized which wouldn't be a problem with coarser powder, but see...
by GLS
May 15th, 2018, 10:16 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Russell Moccasin snake boots
Replies: 8
Views: 499

Re: Russell Moccasin snake boots

We just have to hope old no shoulders doesn't bite on the heel, toes, etc. that aren't covered by the turtleskin. Gil
by GLS
May 15th, 2018, 6:27 am
Forum: Handloading, Ammo & Patterns
Topic: .410 brass and powder migration
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: .410 brass and powder migration

What size punch? Ebay? Gil
by GLS
May 15th, 2018, 5:09 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: why 9 over 8 tss?
Replies: 47
Views: 1437

Re: why 9 over 8 tss?

The question regarding shooting 2.5 oz. of TSS shouldn't be "what size shot?", but "what's in your wallet? " ;) Gil
by GLS
May 15th, 2018, 4:51 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Russell Moccasin snake boots
Replies: 8
Views: 499

Re: Russell Moccasin snake boots

Therein lies the rub with custom boots. There is no way to try them on before you buy them. I have a pair of Hart's Turkey Hunters and another pair of Uplands for winter time bird hunting with my two Brittanys. There's a whole lot of lacing to do on the taller versions. I didn't wear them but a few ...
by GLS
May 14th, 2018, 7:49 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: why 9 over 8 tss?
Replies: 47
Views: 1437

Re: why 9 over 8 tss?

Longspurs wrote:
May 14th, 2018, 7:29 pm
TSS # 9s do not weigh as much as a lead #5 not even remotely
You are correct. With 174 lead 5's in an ounce, lead 5's are more than twice as heavy. TSS9's are better in penetration than lead 5's, some say 4's, at ranges over 50 yards. Gil
by GLS
May 14th, 2018, 5:34 pm
Forum: Handloading, Ammo & Patterns
Topic: .410 brass and powder migration
Replies: 8
Views: 339

.410 brass and powder migration

Turkeybuster called to tell me about an issue he noticed today putting up shells at season's end. He had carried the brass ammo in his pocket for sometime and noticed that one shell rattled a lot more than others. He poured the shot into his scale pan and out came 3.2 grains of powder. The other she...
by GLS
May 14th, 2018, 10:13 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: why 9 over 8 tss?
Replies: 47
Views: 1437

Re: why 9 over 8 tss?

There is absolutely no point in duplexing unless you are simply trying to eliminate the 8's (or 9's) from stockpile. How do you know whether or not the 8 or 9 hits the vital? It's a crap shoot. For all but extreme ranges, 9's work day in or day out. A buddy misjudged a bird which crumpled at 60 step...
by GLS
May 13th, 2018, 7:22 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: why 9 over 8 tss?
Replies: 47
Views: 1437

Re: why 9 over 8 tss?

The only time I load 8's is to duplex with 9's or to zero my guns with straight 8's. And the only reason I duplex is for shells that I gave to a buddy and wanted to get rid of the 8's. What he doesn't know doesn't hurt him and the loads still kill turkeys. ;) I bought the 8's early in the game befor...
by GLS
May 10th, 2018, 4:46 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: forcing cone question?
Replies: 12
Views: 527

Re: forcing cone question?

What do you mean by a "sleeved" barrel? Sleeved barrels in a double gun were done to replace a heavily pitted barrel or a barrel that was too thin. Typically on an older gun. I had a "sleeved" choke done in a .410 and it shoots lights out with TSS. If you have an older "sleeved" barrel double gun, c...
by GLS
May 10th, 2018, 3:27 pm
Forum: Handloading, Ammo & Patterns
Topic: TSS #11
Replies: 9
Views: 648

Re: TSS #11

If I were to shoot a double .410, I would want to keep things simpler. One load used in both barrels would prevent a mix up of shooting a limited range load in the wrong barrel and 9, 9.5 or 10's would be plenty dense enough at close in ranges with the open barrel. I don't see an advantage with 11's...

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